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​Mourinho likens Chelsea midfielder Gilmour to Barcelona whizkid Pedri

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has compared the club's youngster Billy Gilmour to Barcelona youngster Pedri.

Gilmour may be recalled to the starting lineup for Scotland at Euro 2020 against England on Friday in a vital group stage game.

The starlet is still pushing to get more game time with the Blues in the Premier League, but has shown a lot of promise in those matches.

"Scotland are a team with a good mentality but without real talent, especially in attack," wrote Mourinho in his pre-match column for The Sun.

"I was surprised with Scotland against the Czechs in the way they really struggled to build their game. The quality wasn't high."

He continued: "I saw how difficult it was for Scotland to play from the back and to reach the midfield so I would ask if Billy Gilmour can't give them more possession.

"I looked to Spain playing this youngster Pedri and I ask myself if Gilmour can't give more to Scotland."

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